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  1. If you could include a scoring (percent) in ERSUCCESSMATCH for synonyms it would be very helpful to either guide the dialog to get more information, or make a best effort attempt for the end point to fill in the blanks.

    This would allow us to make our endpoints trainable based on user feedback.

    9 votes

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  2. It would be useful to allow smart home partners like Smartthings to turn off an alarm set on an Echo. For instance; if a motion sensor detects motion then turn off alarm so no voice control is necessary.

    9 votes

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  3. It would be good on the Test Alexa Simulator to be able to click on previous utterances to repeat them

    9 votes

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  4. Currently when enabling Beta testing for a skill, it is necessary to add the email addresses of the beta testers. They will then receive an invite, which will allow them to test the skill. The invite URL is not usable by anybody who has not been added to the list. It would be nice to be able to allow users to apply to be testers have with options for this to either be on an approval basis or open. This would then make it a lot easier to manage testers as it would not be necessary for us to obtain…

    9 votes

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  5. Please provide a UK postcode slot for Alexa

    9 votes

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  6. Similar to the mobile app store - let skills send updates on the alexa app to users who have enabled the skill and agreed to receive notifications from that skill. Would help so much with feature updates and retention and imo is not very intrusive. users can always opt out.

    9 votes

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  7. Auto duck is a popular feature in audio mixing software like Audacity; it allows a track (A) to play at a desired volume while there is silence on another track (B). Whenever track B is NOT silent, track A automatically reduces its volume, allowing track B to be heard clearly, and both tracks to continue uninterrupted. A automatically returns to its default volume when B is silent once again, and so on for the duration of the track(s).

    Example:

    Track A: background music
    Track B: voiceover (VO) track - spoken phrases separated by variable-length periods of silence.
    This use case…

    8 votes

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  8. Currently you can not create a skill that can be triggered by activity detected by the motion sensor add-on the Amazon Flex supports. Please add this capability and then provide hooks in the AWS SDK to support it.

    8 votes

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  9. Immagine you need to shut down the bedroom light AND THEN turn on the TV AND THEN rise up the volume ETC...

    Right now you have to say:
    Alexa... shut down the bedroom light... wait... OK....
    Alexa... turn on the TV ... wait... OK....
    Alexa... rise up the volume on the TV ... wait... OK...

    It would be wonderful to be able to concatenate Alexa actions, using some custom words like: COMMAND0 ['AND THEN' COMMAND1] ...['AND THEN' COMMAND_N]

    The word should be unique and it's higly suggested to be considered a RESERVED key which developer might not use…

    8 votes

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  10. Extend weather schemas to general local/civil warnings.

    Currently there are only some weather events for tornado, hurricane, snow sturm and thunder storm.

    But there are more (general) types that should be selectable. Like earthquake, terrorist attack, avalanche, flood, chemical accident and many more civil warnings.

    I think the weather alert should be convert to a local alert or something like this.

    8 votes

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  11. Since AMAZON.LITERAL is discontinued and developers are encouraged to use AMAZON.SearchQuery or Slot values to handle the data.

    We have a requirement for building skill with parsing the entire spoken text as token to the API for further business processing.

    Tried with Amazon.SearchQuery (fails when no matching utterance found) and Fallback intent (only failed mapping from Slots are returned) with no luck.

    8 votes

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  12. ASK CLI just deploys Lambda functions using a standard default configuration. In order to change these settings, you have to go in the Lambda function that was created and customize its configuration to your needs, causing a revision id mismatch and ultimately requiring to force deploy the subsequent skill update.

    Would it possible to add custom Lambda function configuration settings, such as the basic settings (memory, timeout & description), role execution policy and environment variables, to the ask configuration file, potentially using part of the AWS CLI Lambda create function JSON skeleton object?

    {
    "FunctionName": "<functionName>",
    "Runtime": "nodejs8.10",
    "Role": "<role>",…

    8 votes

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  13. Let's say my user is ordering a burger:
    user: "I want a cheeseburger"
    alexa: "Alright. What toppings would you like?"
    user: "mayo, pickles and no onions"

    In this scenario I've got to create some number of custom topping slots. {topping1} {topping2} etc.. and then every iteration of sample utterances up to however many toppings might possibly exist on a burger.

    There has to be a better way. I don't want to ask the user for toppings one at a time until they say "no more, please". Collecting multiple values to the same slot would fix this.

    Next, in the same…

    8 votes

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  14. If you want to attract talent from anywhere in the world, you need to make the revenue possible anywhere in the world as well, as the viral interaction of that culture leads to the spreading of Alexa to other cultures around the world.

    This feels like a handicap and a reason to develop for the competition.

    We came up with 2 x creative ideas to monetize our Skill, only to be told of Alexa's limitations.

    1. Add a Amazon Kindle book to the users cart within the Skill. The Skill is not supporting the retail flow of Amazon products. Which should…

    8 votes

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  15. Since you can use IPA and SSML in Alexa responses, allow IPA in requests for intent utterances and slot values/synonyms.

    SSML that uses International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in response:

    <speak>
    I am from <phoneme alphabet="ipa" ph="ʃɨˈkɑːɡoʊ">Chicago</phoneme>.
    </speak>
    Proposed: Allow IPA in request in either intents or slots:

    {
    "name": "SAMPLE_City",
    "values": [
    {
    "name": {
    "value": "/ˈpɪtsbɜːrɡ/"
    }
    },
    {
    "name": {
    "value": "Chicago",
    "synonyms": [
    "/ʃɪˈkɑːɡoʊ/"
    ]
    }
    },
    {
    "name": {
    "value": "Phoenix",
    "synonyms": [
    "/ˈfiːnɪks/"
    ]
    }
    }
    ]
    }

    8 votes

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  16. At the moment ASK-CLI can only be implemented using your CLI, but as I do not use it at all it'd be really cool if you could add a possibility to activate Procative Events using only web interface.

    I personally think all features should be accessible from the web even before they are implemented in CLI.

    8 votes

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  17. Have multiple invocation name for a single skill

    8 votes

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  18. I would like to have an option to add custom information on the Echo Show or Spot home screen.

    For example, i developed a Webcam Skill and i want my Echo Show/Spot to show it without asking for.

    8 votes

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  19. On devices with screens when you use the List template we observe the following: Once a list is displayed, it puts the Echo in a state where you can’t continue voice commands. For example, if a user invokes an intent that brings up a menu of options on the screen that is displayed with the List template and the user touches the screen to scroll, the voice interaction with the user comes to an end. They have to say “Alexa” first to return to the voice conversation. This should not be the case - please remove the need to say…

    8 votes

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  20. I have been asked to post bug reports here, so:

    There is a long-term issue (at least since May 2018) with PlaybackNearlyFinished not firing for shorter tracks.

    It has affected many developers, for example here: https://github.com/alexa/skill-sample-nodejs-audio-player/issues/104
    and here
    https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/178909/about-alexa-audio-error-on-skills.html

    From my testing, sometimes it triggers on tracks around 15 seconds, sometimes it doesn't even trigger on tracks 30 seconds long.

    The problem is that the only AudioPlayerEvent you can respond to with an ENQUEUE event is PlaybackNearlyFinished.

    If this "short track bug" cannot be fixed, then at least if developers were allowed to ENQUEUE in response to other events (eg:…

    8 votes

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